Real-Time MA Sports Betting Map Shows Boston, iPhones Dominating Activity

Written By Matthew Bain on March 15, 2023 - Last Updated on April 18, 2023
Massachusetts sports betting live map Boston, from playma.com

In a GeoComply map showing real-time Massachusetts sports betting activity displayed during Wednesday’s Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting, Boston was the biggest hotspot for bets and iPhone users vastly outnumbered Android users.

QuincySpringfield, Fall River and the Rhode Island border were also locations of high activity.

Western Mass, meanwhile, showed little to no sports betting activity, beyond a few pings in Pittsfield and Northampton.

The MGC showed this map at the end of its Wednesday meeting, so right around noon ET. This was just a snapshot of MA online sports betting activity and shouldn’t be taken to represent overall trends. Activity spikes in the evening around tip-off time for basketball games, for instance.

Massachusetts sports betting live map Boston, from playma.com
GeoComply live map of real-time Massachusetts sports betting shown during Wednesday’s Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting.

Commissioner Brad Hill said the GeoComply map was particularly buzzing before NIT games tipped Tuesday night.

“It was like popcorn,” he said.

Still, this moment-in-time look at betting activity is an interesting early look at MA online sports betting demographics.

What the Massachusetts sports betting map shows

Here’s what the different pin colors on the map mean:

  • White — Apple device user
  • Green — Android device user
  • Red — Bettor used VPN
  • Blue — Desktop user
  • Black — Unknown

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You also may notice a couple more aspects of the GeoComply live MA sports betting map:

  • The blue outline extending beyond the shore represents the aquatic state boundary for legal sports betting. For geolocation purposes, the Massachusetts border extends 3 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from any point of the MA shore. So, any location within the blue outline is fair game for legal sports betting.
  • The red shaded portions near Taunton, Mashpee and Aquinnah represent tribal lands of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah, Massachusetts’ two federally recognized tribes.

Can I access real-time MA online sports betting map?

This real-time Massachusetts sports betting map is not available to the public online. However, in the coming days, the MGC will install a TV displaying the heat map in the public area outside its office on the 12th floor at 101 Federal St. in Boston.

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Matthew Bain is the News Content Manager at Catena Media, overseeing news content for the network's highest-priority regional sites. Massachusetts is a young, promising gambling market, so PlayMA is one of his focuses. Prior to joining Catena Media in 2022, Matthew won 10 statewide and national journalism awards during six years as a reporter and editor for the USA TODAY Network. Matthew's work primarily appeared in the Des Moines Register, but he was also featured in the Detroit Free Press, Indianapolis Star, Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and USA TODAY. Throughout his career, Matthew's bylines have also appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Seattle Times, and Orange County Register.

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